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Full Text of HB2522  93rd General Assembly

HB2522eng 93rd General Assembly


HB2522 Engrossed                     LRB093 05451 NHT 05542 b

 1        AN ACT relating to distance education.

 2        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 5.  The Board of Higher Education Act is  amended
 5    by adding Section 9.30 as follows:

 6        (110 ILCS 205/9.30 new)
 7        Sec.  9.30.  Consumer information system. The Board shall
 8    establish and maintain an  Internet-based  system  to  assist
 9    students, families, and others seeking information concerning
10    the  legitimacy  of degree programs and degree-credit courses
11    that are offered over the Internet. This system shall provide
12    consumers  with  information  concerning  institutional   and
13    program  accreditation  and  other information that will help
14    consumers to identify fraudulent or misleading claims made by
15    institutions that solicit enrollment from Illinois consumers,
16    whether or not these institutions operate in this  State  and
17    are  subject  to  the  regulatory authority of the Board. The
18    Board  may  adopt  any  rules  necessary  to  implement  this
19    Section.

20        Section 99. Effective date. This Act  takes  effect  upon
21    becoming law.